Haninge Municipality

Haninge Municipality
Haninge kommun
Coat of arms of Haninge Municipality
Coat of arms
Haninge Municipality in Stockholm County.png
CountyStockholm County
 • Total2,160.87 km2 (834.32 sq mi)
 • Land458.07 km2 (176.86 sq mi)
 • Water1,702.8 km2 (657.5 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population (31 December 2017)[2]
 • Total88,037
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code0136
Density is calculated using land area only.
Towns in Haninge Municipality within the border of Stockholm County and the location of Stockholm.

Haninge Municipality (Haninge kommun) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located in Handen, a part of the Stockholm urban area.

Haninge Municipality was formed in 1971 when Västerhaninge and Österhaninge were united.

The municipal coat of arms depicts a capercaillie from which the name Haninge is believed to have been derived (the German word hahn means capercaillie), while the anchor symbolizes the naval base in the municipality. The German word usage is supposedly from the old German Hansa traders who operated in the area.


Haninge cherishes its nature, housing the southern parts of the scenic Stockholm archipelago. There are over 3,600 islands, islets and skerries belonging to the municipality, with the three largest islands being Utö, Ornö and Muskö. A car tunnel, the third longest in Sweden, connects Muskö to the mainland. The other two of the islands are reached with passenger and car ferries. Haninge is also an area with access to Tyresta National Park with a surrounding nature reserve. It has been protected to preserve its noted natural values, e.g. one of the largest sections of untouched forest in southern Sweden.




The scenic Stockholm Sweden Temple was built in Västerhaninge in 1985. It is the only temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweden. This temple is also the center of the LDS church in northern Europe.

There is a comparatively large Sweden-Finn community in Haninge which is estimated to be about 5% of the population.

The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) was held in Haninge in 1994.

Born in Haninge Municipality[]


The following sports clubs are located in Haninge Municipality:

International relations[]

The municipality is twinned with:[3]


  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2017" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-21. Retrieved 2010-01-18.

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Coordinates: 59°10′N 18°08′E / 59.167°N 18.133°E / 59.167; 18.133

Stockholm urban area is the largest of the 1,400 localities in Sweden.